INDIA

Indian President says Vietnam important in “Look East” policy

Hanoi –  Vietnam is an important pillar in India’s “Look East” policy and India wishes to further promote traditional friendship and a strategic partnership between the two countries. A statement made by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday in … Continue reading Indian President says Vietnam important in “Look East” policy

India, U.S. agree to establish civil aviation equipment safety testing

New Delhi – India and the United States have agreed to establish an equipment testing and evaluation program as part of their strategic partnership to increase aviation safety, said Press Trust of India Friday. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency entered … Continue reading India, U.S. agree to establish civil aviation equipment safety testing

Kerry’s India visit overshadowed by stalled trade talks

New Delhi – Visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met here Friday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed various bilateral issues, in an environment overshadowed by New Delhi’s opposition to a world trade pact and its irritation over … Continue reading Kerry’s India visit overshadowed by stalled trade talks

BRICS: Chinese president proposes closer partnership

Fortaleza, Brazil – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday proposed a closer and more solid partnership among BRICS countries, as he delivered a speech at the sixth BRICS summit held here. Besides Xi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Vladimir … Continue reading BRICS: Chinese president proposes closer partnership

Speculation on Malaysian plane using Andaman island runways improbable

Kuala Lumpur/Port Blair – Indian officials at the Andaman Islands in southeast Bay of Bengal here have indicated that any speculation of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet to have entered the area is highly improbable, according to a local daily here … Continue reading Speculation on Malaysian plane using Andaman island runways improbable